The Old Testament and Other Ancient Religious Literature

by Rick Wade

Do similarities in the Old Testament with other ancient Near Eastern literature prove that it is all the same kind of thing?

The Challenge

In the 1870s a scholar named George Smith revealed the discovery of both creation and flood stories in ancient Babylonian literature.{1} Bible scholars were soon claiming that the writer of Genesis was merely borrowing from Babylonian mythology. Although competent scholars have since shown that the similarities between these accounts are largely superficial, the idea remains today in certain areas of academia and pop culture that the Bible is just another work of ancient mythology…

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